Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane is a sports reporter and video journalist with Fairfax Media.

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Parramatta Eels are embracing their ethnicity, even though it wasn't planned

Daniel Lane Coincidence rather than design was behind the plan that's resulted in the Parramatta Eels starting Monday's NRL match against the Wests Tigers with eight players of Polynesian descent and four...

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Wests Tigers prop James Gavet's triumph over adversity

Onwards and upwards: Wests Tigers prop James Gavet.

Daniel Lane James Gavet, the terror of the Wests Tigers forward pack, wasn’t joking when he said, had it not been for rugby league, he would probably be in the sewers deep beneath Auckland shovelling muck for a...

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Kiwis consider unleashing Taupau, Gavet and Manu M'au

Fast track: Wests Tigers tearaway James Gavet  is an Aussie by birth but he wants to play for  New Zealand.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers enforcer James Gavet's international career could be fast-tracked for next month's Anzac Test after revelations he qualified for the Kangaroos because he was born in Sydney.

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80-minute man: Nathan Peats is thriving at Parramatta.

Daniel Lane and Adrian Proszenko They may not be the biggest names in the game, but each has added a new dimension to his team after having arrived at new locations.

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Penrith rookie Dallin Watene-Zelezniak shapes up to a family legend

Star of the future: Penrith's Dallin Watene-Zelezniak makes his first-grade debut this weekend.

Daniel Lane Teenager Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, earmarked for years by junior talent scouts as rugby league's ''next big thing'', will take a significant step in his quest to honour a famous ancestor when he makes...

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Adam Blair says Andrew Fifita will come under intense scrutiny from fans

Under scrutiny: Andrew Fifita's move to Canterbury will put pressure on the prop.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Adam Blair knows all about the pressure of becoming a high-profile signing at a new club and has some advice for Andrew Fifita.

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William Hopoate tough enough for Manly test, says teammate Jarryd Hayne

Give the man time: Jarryd Hayne has urged league fans to give Will Hopoate time to rediscover his best.

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Jarryd Hayne said his time with new teammate William Hopoate proved that - despite the pressure on him to perform - he had the mental toughness needed to fire.

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Grant Mayer will rule Liam Fulton out if needed

Concussion break: Liam Fulton may be forced to sit out the round four NRL match against the Warriors.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer said he'd have no problem overruling coach Mick Potter and resting Liam Fulton after the back-rower was concussed for the second time in three weeks on Friday...

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John Hopoate: My son Will rise

John Hopoate and his son Will.

Daniel Lane "Sound, nothing spectacular" but "his best will come" was former international winger John Hopoate's early assessment of how his eldest son William was settling back into top grade football as a...

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Parramatta Eels lock in Manu Ma'u with new deal

New deal: Manu Ma'u of the Eels.

Daniel Lane Parramatta moved swiftly to lock up their boom rookie forward Manu Ma'u hours before the 25-year-old's five star showing against the New Zealand Warriors by upgrading his contract.

Glen Fisiiahi being chased by Bulldogs

The Warriors' Glen Fisiiahi.

Daniel Lane New Zealand Warrior Glen Fisiiahi - aka The Flying Fish - was believed to be the fullback that the Canterbury Bulldogs hoped to lure to their kennel within a matter of weeks.

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Wests Tigers recruit James Gavet out to make up for lost time

Point to prove: Wests Tigers prop James Gavet.

Daniel Lane If James Gavet lived up to the hope that Canterbury held for the powerful prop when they lured him across the Tasman in 2012, it is possible Andrew Fifita might not have been signed by the Bulldogs...

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NRL to test players for prescription drugs

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Brad Walter and Daniel Lane The NRL is set to become the first governing sports body in Australia to test for prescription drugs and may also appoint independent doctors at matches to assess players for concussion.

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Fuifui Moimoi: no man is an island and I'm here to help

Fuifui Moimoi

Daniel Lane Parramatta prop Fuifui Moimoi, frighteningly fit at 34 and in his 11th season as a first-grader, has attained the status of a chief by becoming one of the NRL's oldest players.

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Paul Gallen can box, says Danny Green

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Daniel Lane Rugby league superstar Paul Gallen's actions surrounding his potential boxing career have been much louder than his words, with revelations the Cronulla captain flew to Perth and trained with...

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NRL player Suaia Matagi on long, hard road from jail cell

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Daniel Lane Suaia Matagi was 15, a gang member, drunk and on a mission to avenge a friend's mother who had been bashed and ''bottled'' by a rival group when he ambushed some boys his age in West Auckland.

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Cronulla star Luke Lewis says he can shoulder responsibility of Origin after injury

Daniel Lane Cronulla star Luke Lewis said the sickening shoulder injury that ended his World Cup tour had not dampened his desire to play representative football again after revealing he wanted to use his...

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Injured SBW desperate to line up against former club

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter, Daniel Lane Sonny Bill Williams hopes intensive physiotherapy will enable him to play against his former club Canterbury - but insists his motives are all about Sydney Roosters and not the opposition.

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Mini plans to stay, but is ready to make way

Anthony Minichiello

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters skipper Anthony Minichiello acknowledged young gun Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was the future of his club and that his development had been so rapid it could force him to re-evaluate his...

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Doctor's conflicting advice: Peponis calls for return of shoulder charge

George Peponis

Daniel Lane Former Australian rugby league captain and now Sydney medical practitioner George Peponis agrees with Sonny Bill Williams' claim the shoulder charge is sorely missed and ought to be reinstated.

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